Randy has been in the fitness industry for 22 years. Prior to that, he served as a Special Agent investigator with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. During his military career he became involved in endurance sports like many others in the military. After leaving the military in 1997, he started a personal training business specializing in endurance sports which also included weight training as he understood it at the time. Frustrated with frequent injuries, fatigue and the increasing realization that he was weak from too much focus on endurance, Randy sought out other training opportunities. He began a barbell novice linear progression in 2011, completed the Starting Strength seminar in December 2011, and was awarded the Starting Strength Coach designation in January 2012.
Currently, he is a middle school physical education teacher, athletic director and head track & field coach at a private school in the Houston area. He also teaches clients the barbell lifts at his well-equipped home gym on weekends in the southwest Houston area.